"We tried several agents with very little activity on our hour house. Richard made the difference. He impressed us not only with his knowledge and professional skills, my wife and I both felt that he cared about our concerns and provided straight forward and insightful replies to them. In addition, he was related and very personable. Finally, even after the sale was closed he helped with some lingering issues that needed immediate attention, which we could not do as we were already in Europe. If I were to sum up our relationship with Richard, I would say that he understood that my wife and I were selling our home and just a house. He understood the human dimension and made a place for it even as he applied his expertise to the commercial side of this process. I would recommend Richard to anyone."
Robert D. Romanyshyn
"Rich was always available when I needed him. He knows the market and always has a positive attitude. A pleasure to work with!"
“Above all, I know he is not just working for his next commission but instead fostering relations that are built on trust. Testimonials and Referrals is how he has built his business, and it thrives because people like and trust him. Rich is the epitome of a Real Estate professional. Come to think of it - these are the same qualities/adjectives you would hope to describe your dearest friends...I am proud to call you a friend.”
“The Best Realtor that I have worked with! I liked Rich’s business approach with a personal touch.”
"Richard is by far one of the most professional, dependable, and knowledgeable agents I've known. His background and education far surpasses most in his field, and if he didn't have an answer, he knew where to find it! I never had any doubt while working with him that I wasn't receiving the highest level of service. I would recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell in the Santa Barbara area, and wouldn't hesitate to use him again!"
"I have bought and sold quite a few homes and as a consequence have worked with quite a few realtors. I have never written a review before but my over the top experience with Rich compels me to write one now. Rich went above and beyond to help me find a home. He was always there for me with all my questions and he was unfailing patient. He was always honest and real with his feelings if he felt the property was not right for me, even when it might go against his best interest. I came to really value and trust his council. On top of this, he totally knows the market and knows how to navigate it. I ended up for business reasons having to look in another region for my home. But one day, I hope to end up in the Santa Barbara area, and when I do I will know who to call. Rich Van Seenus!"
"Rich van Seenus and his team were unfailingly patient in assisting me with the sale of my property. External complications made our sale more stressful than it had to be and Rich was supportive, well-informed, and attentive throughout. One buyer wanted the Rich van Seenus' Team to represent him in my sale, and I was utterly impressed when, of his own accord, Rich declined the commission in order to ensure his team’s priorities were unconditionally aligned with my own. At our first meeting, the team struck me as exceptionally professional,organized, and experienced. From start to finish I never questioned that first impression or was ever less than grateful they were my advocates in the sale. “
"Rich is an incredibly knowledgable, thorough, kind and professional agent. He patiently walked me through the home buying process. He has a great ability to explain things in a manner that is easy to understand for a new home buyer. I highly recommend him to anyone."
"I just want to thank you for a job not just well done, but extraordinarily done! You looked after me and the house like it was your own. Lots of agents talk about the "service" they provide but you are the real deal. When I got nervous, you were there to hold my hand and when I had to leave town, you were there to care for the house in my absence. I have bought and sold several properties, both here in California and elsewhere, and no one else has even come close to providing the levels of expertise and professionalism. . .”
“Rich had a positive, supportive, knowledgeable attitude towards us...As far as we are concerned, Rich’s service was excellent. He could not have done more for us. He was always 100% committed to help us...and his knowledge and experience meant so much...”
Sophie Foot & David Tobin
"Rich understood my position and did not pressure me into doing a deal."
“...Rich provided outstanding service from the moment we met . . . he is a creative and strategic thinker! ... Experts in navigating the financing and buying process. Always patient and calm which helped us to remain so. He was always accessible and enjoyable to work with. . . Excellent service has continued even after making the sale. . . Highly recommend with zero reservations.”
Jeremy & Debbie Allen
"Rich helped my mother find a home to rent. He went above and beyond with patience, relaying possibilities, follow up, and knowledge of the market. I would recommend Rich to anyone looking to rent, buy or sell a home. He is one of those rare people who quickly restores your trust in real estate agents!"
“We used Rich when we bought our home and were so happy with him that we retained him again for the sale of our home. On both the buy and sell side he was professional, easy to work with and made the whole process simple and stress free. He knows the local market well and served our needs extremely well. We highly recommend him.”
"Kirsten and I owe a BIG thank you to our Realtor ... Rich van Seenus. He was outstanding for our short sale purchase, which is not an easy task. Zero hesitation recommending him for anyone looking at selling/buying in the SB area."
“... [Rich] you are the perfect broker. You have a gentle, soothing personality and show that you are truly concerned about taking care of your clients... You treat every client like we we your only concern... For integrity and performance I am happy to recommend you to anyone... you far exceeded my expectations...”
"Rich was an incredibly professional and yet easy to work with... He was consistently on top of things, including things I hadn't even thought to consider. He also did a great job of orchestrating all sorts of different people to help us with the formal inspection and other types of inspection. I couldn't recommend him more!"
“... Rich van Seenus is by far the most strategic, thoughtful realtor I've met. Integrity is a cornerstone of his practice and it resulted in a relationship between us of honesty, trust and commitment. Our home buying experience required some strong advocacy and Rich stepped up to be our ally... he has incredible instincts about real estate strategy and he knows the market... His communication with us was beyond compare. We were lucky to have him in our corner."
“Rich guided us through the search process with patience. . . His counsel was helpful, realistic and accurate. He lead us through a seemingly simple escrow which became more and more complicated, but was always straight forward and honest in his assessment of the process. He was our champion all along the way. We are very thankful for his partnership in purchasing our new home.”
Jeff & Carol Bridgeman
"No pressure - Comfortable to be with and Rich is excellent with numbers! I will highly recommend them to anyone looking in Santa Barbara."
"It was a complicated transaction . . . and Rich did an excellent job negotiating. . . I was very happy to have . . . Rich with his contractor & financial back ground working out the details, handling the negotiations, and structure. . . It was a wise decision."
Susan & Ken Tarlow - Seller
"We are so thankful to have met you. Your help as a realtor was amazing to our family. Your knowledge & expertise was proven time & time again in regards to each home & location we looked at. Your commitment & hard work for our family did not go unnoticed and was so appreciated . . . We couldn’t be happier with our new home . . ."
Geof & Donnell Coulehan
"Rich goes above and beyond. We have used his services and recommended him to others time and time again. He is a pleasure to work with, never gets his feathers ruffled, and it's not about ego - it's about how to best serve the client. He is smart and responsive and extremely hard working."
Brent & Ann Levine
"We are home builders and have used numerous agents over the years. Our experience with Richard in both the purchasing and selling of a property, has been far superior over any other agent. Go with the best. You will have no regrets."
"Easy to work with, professional, great follow-up, and so helpful in taking burdens off my shoulders. . . I Hope to someday work with him again as a buyer."
"We liked Rich’s attitude, approach, and honesty . . . he create an atmosphere of comfort and safety in an otherwise anxiety producing situation. Rich did an outstanding job . . . he treated us with respect even before we were ready to buy. In addition his knowledge of the market was impressive & reassuring"
Jach Pursel & Enrique Dominguez
"Rich was knowledgable and made us feel comfortable with every step of the transaction. We would consider no one else in any of our future real estate transactions. The quality of service was above and beyond. What I liked best about working with Richard is that He is friendly, communicative, patient and responsive."
Mike & Lynne Pariseasu
"Rich was great to work with. Even with a prolonged search in SB he never gave up hope and we found a terrific home. We never felt pressured by him but he was always there when we needed him."
Todd & Laura Canfield
“Rich was very knowledgeable and provided us with objective facts & details. . . he kept us informed . . . [and] adapted to our way of processing information. . . Rich wa a pleasure to work with, very patient and understanding, and highly skilled at what he dose. We wholeheartedly recommend them to everyone we know who needs an agent.”
Helly Kwee & Allan Knight
"Rich was fantastic! As first-time homebuyers, we were overwhelmed and completely lost, but Rich walked us through the process every step of the way. . . We truly could not have done this w/o him, and his consistently optimistic and calm, reassuring presence kept us sane from start to finish. Clone Rich, everyone should have access to this quality of representation"
Pat & Sandy Shove
“... I could not have had anyone better to handle the process. It was not easy to sell a big ranch in today's market. Houses are one thing, but acreage is another. He was really professional and made you also feel comfortable through process. It was hard to leave our ranch after building it through the last 38 yrs. A lot of good memories at the Hollister Ranch. . . Richard van Seenus will always be a good friend and will look to him for any future reality endeavors.”
Rick & Janet Schock
"Rich made our transition to Santa Barbara a success. He kept us informed consistently and we found our dream home. He listened to what we wanted all along the way and we got a good deal."
Dave & Kim Cantin
"How do you improve on perfection? Everything about my experience with Rich was positive. . . My cousin was closely involved in my house search. . . At the end of the process, she said that she wanted to buy a house . . . just so she could deal with Rich! The entire process was so easy and seamless thanks to Rich. He brought a personal touch to the process, making it pleasant and enjoyable..."
"Sam and I would like to thank you for all your help in bringing [our] sale to a successful close. You were with us the entire way as we understood all those inspections and persevered. We enjoyed working with you and look forward to staying in touch"
Sam & Sylvia Hale